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World’s largest Student Competition comes to Obafemi Awolowo University as Students Tackle United Nations Hult Prize 2018 Challenge.
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The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with former President Bill Clinton, this innovation crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams compete around the world for a chance to secure US$1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.

Local campus event calling entrepreneurs to create viable start-ups and compete for $1 million in seed capital, register your team of 3-4 students (undergraduate, masters, and/or PhD) students and Download the case study challenge on our website for an overview about the challenge. www.hultprizeat.com/obafemi

Registration closes November 8th, 2017.

The 2018 Hult Prize will focus, ‘’Harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million lives.’’

Ahmad Ashkar, CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize, attributes the success of the competition to the shift in the global economy and the millennial generation’s refusal to live in a world with inequality. ‘’We are giving entrepreneurs from around the world a platform to innovate and revolutionize the way we think about servicing the disadvantage, ‘’Ashkar commented.

The winning team from the Hult Prize at Obafemi Awolowo University Final Event will be fast-tracked to compete at one of the fifteen Regional Finals Events around the world, London, Shanghai, Dubai, San Francisco, Kenya, Lagos etc.

The Hult Prize regional competition will take place on March 2018, in 15 locations, following the regional finals, one winning team from each host city will attend a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set up to launch their new social business. A final round of competition will take place in September, where one team will be selected as the winner and will be awarded the US$ 1,000,000.

In the words of President Clinton, ‘’The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation need to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and share prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.’’

About the Hult Prize Foundation

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship, which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. To learn more, visit www.hultprize.org

Contact

Barakat (Campus Director) – 07050541172

Olamilekan – 07033839722